Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month highlights

August 28, 2015 by Marilyn

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Here’s a link to highlights from the May 2015 Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month!

Save the Date ~ Sept. 26 ~ Healthy Kids Festival

August 26, 2015 by Marilyn

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Choose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly. Fitting activity into a daily routine can be easy — such as taking a brisk 10 minute walk to and from the parking lot, or bus stop.

Or, join an exercise class. Keep it interesting by trying something different on alternate days. Every little bit adds up and doing something is better than doing nothing.

This year’s Healthy Kids Festival will be held on Saturday, September 26 from 10am to 2pm at Paradise Park.


A workshop designed for parents and preschoolers

August 24, 2015 by Marilyn

Children cooking with parents

Little Books & LIttle Cooks Alamo, NV – Five Food Group Pasta

A 7-week healthy eating and nutrition program begins in September at several Las Vegas-Clark County libraries. Parents and preschool children create positive parent-child interaction as they work side-by-side through reading and cooking.

The classes begin in September and are free and open to the public.

The Little Books and Little Cooks free program is offered by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

Topics for the 7-week classes include safety, five food groups, cooking with kids, introducing cultural foods, feeding and hunger and fullness, picky eating and, fruits and vegetables.

Cream of the crop ~ Corn

August 21, 2015 by Marilyn

Corn on the CobOne of the most popular ways to eat corn is corn on the cob. Corn on the cob can be boiled, baked, or even grilled. Another great way to eat corn is to pop it. POPCORN! It is healthier to pop popcorn in a small amount of oil or to choose low-fat microwave versions.

Did You Know?

  • The average ear of corn has 800 kernels, arranged in 16 rows. There is one piece of silk for each kernel.
  • 3 cups of popcorn equals 1 grain portion from the grain group and is considered a whole grain food.
  • Choose ears with green husks, fresh silks and tight rows of kernels.
  • Refrigerate corn with husks on for use as soon as possible or 1 to 2 days.

Find more information on our website.

Landscape design workshop offered

August 19, 2015 by Marilyn

Join Master Gardener and 2010 SNWA Water Smart Landscape Award winner Denise McConnell teach you the tips for organizing your space and choosing size-appropriate plants to give the feeling of intimacy or create the illusion of more space. Homeowners and other interested parties are welcome to attend.

Class space is limited for this landscape design workshop and pre-registration is required.